Located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards was established in 1985, by their late founders Jerry and Elaine Hazlitt. Their family has been growing grapes and orchard fruits for a living since 1852. The winery and vineyards are now managed by sixth generation brother and sister, Doug Hazlitt and Leigh Hazlitt-Triner. They are known for their award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Gewurztraminer, premium hard cider line, Cider Tree, and are also home to the world famous Red Cat, the original sweet red wine. Innovative and progressive vineyard management, state of the art production facilities and a forward thinking staff remain key elements in fostering the growing national interest in Hazlitt wines.
Their tasting room in Hector, NY was named one of the Top 25 Tasting Rooms in the United States in the May 2008 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine. The tasting room includes the famous horseshoe bar which provides a relaxing visit for those who enjoy their wine with stories, jokes, and smiles. Jerry Hazlitt began the legacy of turning strangers into friends by inviting them to sit at the horseshoe bar and have a glass of wine and they continue to carry on that tradition every day. This casual approach affords visitors an opportunity to spend a little more time learning about wine in an informal atmosphere without intimidation. When spring hits, theiroutdoor timber-frame, tiki-style pavilion, The Oasis, opens with live music every Friday night, freshly baked bread and cheese plates, and outdoor wine tasting on our beautiful property of sparkling ponds and horse pastures. Also, visit them in Naples, NY at their second tasting room location at Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars.
5712 State Route 414
Hector New York, 14841
Open: November-May, Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
June-October, Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm, Sunday 11am-5:30pm
Groups: Groups of 8 or more will receive a pre-selected flight sheet for their tasting which includes the choice of a dry or sweet flight. Six wines are included in each flight. Please allow 30-40 minutes for your tasting experience and shopping. This winery does not take group reservations during Seneca Lake Wine Trail event weekends.
November 1 – May 31: Sunday-Saturday, this winery will take reservations for groups of 8 or more until 3:00 p.m.
June 1 – October 31: Sunday-Friday this winery will take reservations for large groups until 3:00 p.m. Saturday’s they take reservations until 2:10 p.m.
The Tasting Room location can accommodate 45 people or more, depending on the day. More details will be provided when you call to make your reservation
Large Group Payment Reservation Policy
This winery will now require the tasting fees for the group be paid by credit card at the point of making the reservation. Advanced reservations are required year-round for tasting groups of eight or more. When you contact them for your reservation, you will be required to pay for your group tasting via credit card over the phone. The tasting fee is $5.00 per person; they will taste 6 wines each. Each paid taster will receive a poker chip worth $5.00 that may be redeemed with the purchase of a bottle of wine or cider valued at $8.49 or higher. If your group cancels less than 2 weeks prior to the reservation date, only half of the tasting fee amount will be refunded. If a group simply does not show up for their scheduled tasting, then none of the tasting fee will be refunded. There is a 15 minute grace period from the reservation time for arrival – if the group arrives more than 15 minutes late, this winery cannot guarantee a tasting. Please remember that everyone needs to have a valid form of ID with them
For more information on Hazlitt’s large group policies, please call the winery, or visit their website by clicking here.
Awards: To see a listing of recent awards and accolades bestowed upon many of our member wineries, including this one, click here: https://senecalakewine.com/winery-awards/
Amenities and Services:
– Handicap Accessible
– Pet Friendly
– Wine Clubs
– Personalized Labels
– Wedding Receptions